Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report

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WASHINGTON. U.C.

Officially, the Great Recession ended almost three years ago. Unfortunately for many, the improvements in the economics of higher education are barely noticeable. This academic year is the third in a historic low period for full-time faculty salaries, which failed to meet the rate of inflation again this year. Some who work in part-time faculty positions have justifiably criticized the lack of information about their situation, even as they have become the majority within the faculty. Students are facing escalating tuition bills and student loan debt, and wondering what's driving those increases. And the "Occupy" movement has drawn a new level of attention to the issue of income inequality, an issue the American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) annual economic status report has taken up for many years in the context of colleges and universities.

In addition to listing average salary by faculty rank and gender at 1,250 colleges and universities, AAUP's report, A Very Slow Recovery: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 201112, provides an important perspective on the economic challenges facing higher education. …

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